Reunion 2021 to be virtual, open to all Cornellians

Due to the ongoing pandemic and related public health concerns, Cornell will hold all-virtual Reunion events this June for a second consecutive year, university officials announced today. Reunion organizers hope to build on the broad success of the all-virtual 2020 Reunion, held just a few months into the pandemic, to create a welcoming and memorable … Read more

StayHomecoming 2020 brings Big Red spirit online

Thousands of alumni, parents, students, and friends from around the globe participated in StayHomecoming 2020, the first time that a Cornell Homecoming was held entirely online. The Trustee Council Annual Meeting (TCAM) was also held online during StayHomecoming week, October 6–10, with many events open to all alumni. Alumni and students alike said that, while … Read more

Cornell honors RBG

On October 10-11, the university honored U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54 as part of the StayHomecoming 2020 celebration. RBG was one of Cornell’s most illustrious alumni, and her work as an advocate for human rights and later as a Justice helped create a more inclusive landscape for women, for LBGTQ+ individuals, and … Read more

Five generations converge at Women in Entrepreneurship Conference

More than 150 attendees – including Cornell alumni and students from the classes of 1967 through 2022 – converged in New York City on March 5 for the inaugural Women in Entrepreneurship Conference. Attendees heard from alumni who have founded thriving businesses, about the keys to their successes. The goal of the conference was twofold: … Read more

Two Cornell women who are changing the face of Congress

On October 29, 16 members of the President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW) had breakfast on Capitol Hill with Representatives Sharice Davids JD ’10 (D-KS) and Elissa Slotkin ’98 (D-MI). These two Cornell alumnae are members of the historic 2018 freshman class of congresswomen who are “changing the face” of the institution, according to Karen … Read more

Homecoming 2019: commemorating the events of 1969

As part of a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the occupation of Willard Straight Hall on April 19, 1969, a group of alumni, students, and community members gathered during Homecoming at the Africana Studies and Research Center on North Campus. A handful of those present were among the group of Black and Latino students who … Read more

First-generation alumni summit: opening the conversation

Early April is a time of year for college acceptances and, this year, for an alumni summit about the first-generation student experience. Attendees dedicated an afternoon at Cornell Tech to panel discussions, networking, and inter-generational conversation about first-generation experiences. The questions they explored included how to encourage first-generation students to apply to college, issues of … Read more

Charging electric vehicles fast: Jeff Wolfe ’82

Electric vehicles today are clean, quiet—and relatively inconvenient. It used to be that you plugged an electric vehicle in overnight and it would go maybe 100 miles, says Jeff Wolfe ’82, President, for the Americas, of Tritium, a company that focuses on electric vehicle chargers. The process is getting faster: a Tesla can now go … Read more

Michelle Courtney Berry MPS ’92: Mindful self-care at work

People are stressed, especially at work, says Michelle Courtney Berry MPS ’92. “Because we’re distracted, because we’re in demand digitally all the time, and because we don’t have a moment’s break, we get tired,” she told her audience at SXSW 2019 in March. “It’s revolutionary to talk about self-care.” Berry, who discovered at Cornell her … Read more

Ink from diesel exhaust and other innovations: Oliver Campbell

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, the saying goes. In this spirit, Cornell engineering alumnus Oliver Campbell ’82, MEng ’84 is finding innovative ways of using the world’s refuse and pollutants to create circular systems. These systems will reuse waste products and other materials in new ways. As director of procurement and packaging engineering … Read more